Not wearing a mask is not an option

Posted : 2020-07-06 12:04 Updated : 2020-07-06 13:44
In this May 6, 2020 file photo a man wears a plastic bag for a mask on his face as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus, in Katlehong, Johannesburg. AP

People wearing protective face masks dance in the street amid coronavirus pandemic in Beijing, China, 27 June 2020. Beijing is currently imposing strict safety measures to halt the spread of new coronavirus outbreak in the city. EPA

A street artist wears a face mask while creating soap bubbles at the Galle Face promenade in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 27 June 2020. The Sri Lankan government has started lifting most of the restrictions implemented nearly four months ago in a bid to slow down the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 disease, and is preparing for a full reopening of businesses and activities to avoid an economic slump. EPA

Boys wearing face masks to prevent the spread of Coronavirus pose for a portrait as they spend time at a reopened beach for the first time since lockdown measures were lifted, in Rabat, Morocco, Friday, June 26, 2020. AP

A woman wears a face mask as she waits to collect a free food-and-essentials kit during an extended lockdown over new suspected COVID-19 infections in Bangalore, India, 27 June 2020. According to the latest reports, India has surpassed 500,000 confirmed coronavirus cases. EPA

A man wearing a face mask enters a subway station in downtown Tehran, Iran, June 28, 2020. Amid increasing infections and fatalities over COVID-19 pandemic, after partial removal of lockdown, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday said that wearing face masks in public areas will become mandatory from next week. Xinhua

A participant wears a face mask at the 'Pride Berlin' demonstration in Berlin, Germany, 27 June 2020. A large crowd marched under the motto 'Save our Community, Save our Pride' in solidarity with the hardships of the German capital's LGBTIQ community but also in Poland, Russia, and Ukraine. Berlin's world-famous pride parade, Christopher Street Day (CSD), which was to take place at the end of July, was canceled this year due to the ongoing pandemic of the COVID-19 disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. EPA

An election commission member wears a face mask and a face shield at an outdoor polling station during the 2020 Russian constitutional referendum. The referendum on proposed amendments to the Russian constitution is held from June 25 through July 1, 2020. TASS

A passenger wearing a protective mask looks out from the window of a bus at a main bus station, amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Colombo, Sri Lanka, June 29, 2020. Reuters

A man wearing a mask due to the new coronavirus pandemic plays his violin during a ceremony marking 101 years since the death of Venezuelan Dr. Jose Gregorio Hernandez in La Pastora neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, June 29, 2020. Pope Francis approved on Friday, June 19, 2020, the beatification of Hernandez, known as the "doctor of the poor." AP

A fake skeleton bearing a face mask is seen as health workers demonstrate in Rennes, western France, on June 30, 2020, as part of a nationwide day of protests to demand better working conditions. AFP

Patience and Fortitude, the marble lion statues at the entrance to the New York Public Library, are adorned with face masks on June 30, 2020 in New York City. The move is a bid to remind New Yorkers to follow COVID-19 safety measures. AFP

A child from the indigenous Yanomami ethnic group wearing protective face mask looks on, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the 5th Special Frontier Platoon in the municipality of Auaris, state of Roraima, Brazil June 30, 2020. Reuters

A student wears a face shield while observing social distancing as they line up to attend classes in a school in the southern Thai province of Narathiwat on July 1, 2020, as schools reopened after being temporarily closed due to the threat of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. AFP

Students wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus as they arrive at Samkhok School during rain in Pathum Thani, outside Bangkok, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Thailand has begun a fifth phase of relaxations of COVID-19 restrictions, allowing the reopening of schools and high-risk entertainment venues such as pubs and massage parlors that had been shut since mid-March. AP

Graphic content / A Yanomami indigenous woman and her baby wear face masks at a Special Border Platoon, where tests for COVID-19 are being carried out, in the indigenous land of Surucucu, in Alto Alegre, Roraima state, Brazil, on July 1, 2020, amid the new coronavirus pandemic. AFP

A Venezuelan migrant couple, wearing protective face masks as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus, sit on their packed belongings at a makeshift camp, as they wait for a bus near the terminal in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, July 2, 2020. Facing no work due to the COVID-19-related economic shutdown, hundreds of Venezuelan migrants are returning to their country. AP

Gamblers playing the slot machines were limited to every other machine to encourage social distancing at the Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., Thursday, July 2, 2020. AP

Visitor Theresa wears a face mask before watching a movie at Rollberg cinema, as cinemas reopen amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Berlin, Germany, July 2, 2020. Reuters

People wearing protective masks amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, make their way during rush hour at a railway station in Tokyo, Japan, July 3, 2020. Reuters

In this June 20, 2020, file photo, a supporter of President Donald Trump sits in the stands wearing a face mask during a campaign rally at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. AP

U.S. President Donald Trump is seen in front of Mt. Rushmore as he attends South Dakota's U.S. Independence Day Mount Rushmore fireworks celebrations in Keystone, South Dakota, U.S., July 3, 2020. Reuters